The Constance line of hotels are something else. Moofushi and Halaveli are two islands in the Maldives where Constance Hotels set up an amazing experience. My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend 10 nights on both islands - 7 on Moofushi and 3 on Halaveli - for our unforgettable honeymoon.
Immediately upon arrival we were greeted at Male Int'l Airport by the Constance team, escorted to their private lounge and proceeded to start our honeymoon. Moist towelettes and iced tea were the perfect way to begin unwinding from over 24 hours of travel. (We flew from Boston to Istanbul and then to Male). The Seaplane experience was exciting and easy. Daniela at the front desk was an absolute pleasure to work with - she made us feel at home and explained everything around the island very clearly.
In Moofushi, we stayed in a Water Villa (116) and it was absolutely amazing. Our room was made up every day and night by a very nice gentleman named Chimal. He did an excellent job in making our villa feel like it was truly ours - setting up honeymoon details and always organizing our belongings. Snorkeling off of the Villa was amazing, the house reef gave us an opportunity to get up close and personal with Sea Turtles, Clown Fish (Nemo!), Moray Eels, and sophisticated coral reef formations. Exceptional experience overall.
The Manta bar and restaurant, along with Totel Bar and restaurant is where we spent most of our time. The host, KD (Khalid) always made sure we had the perfect table. Beach side or water side dining (on the deck) was always an option as long as you are patient and grab a drink at the bar while a table opens up. The team of Sommeliers were very helpful and super friendly. Our particular favorite was Rahul - who had a lot in common with us. He always picked out excellent bottles for us to try (over 150 included in the Cristal All-inclusive package) and stuck around to chat with us. Too bad these guys work so much, we would have loved to grab a drink with some of the staff members at bar! The Alizee restaurant was a real treat - 5 star dining set up on the beach, all included in our Cristal package!
Moofushi has more of a social feel to it - the spaces on the island are very well set up for couples and families to enjoy different island experiences. The excursions are top notch, too. We signed up for an excursion package, which included a dolphin discovery ride, sunset dhoni cruise, sunset snorkel, and a discovery scuba dive. We added a swim with whale shark excursion to the bundle too. All were exceptional - Jalle from BlueTribe really did a nice job on the cruises for us, and Pier really made the discovery scuba dive something special.
Make sure you book a massage at USpa - the massage experience was over the top. You have dozens of choices for pampering, all led by a very professional team. As you go through your massage experience, you enjoy beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, and cap it all off with a relaxing experience on their terrace, where they serve you hot tea and fresh fruit. Highly recommended.
Our only recommendation for the team at Moofushi - install some sound systems on your Dhoni boats and play some tunes while people are going out for a Snorkel. Maybe add a small cooler with some beers. Everyone loves some Bob Marley and Beers while boating!
If we were to do it all again, we would definitely return to Constance Moofushi. The staff really goes out of their way to make you feel special at their resort. Constance Halaveli was a whole other experience (in a good way). We will post that review when prompted.
Cheers to the team at Constance!
Tom and Courtney Subatis
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot chic, villas on dazzling white sand or on stilts that float above the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean; choose from one of the 24 beach villas, 56 water villas or 30 senior water villas at Constance Moofushi. Set on its own secluded island, the resort is a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity where everything is taken care of with our All-Inclusive Cristal Package - from premium drinks, exquisite cuisine to luxurious accommodation. And if you are not exploring one of the best diving sites in the world around the South Ari Atoll; try Ymalia’s innovative bio marine spa treatments for a more beautiful you. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal clear water, Constance Moofushi is one of our unique resorts with a soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic. Feast on fresh seafood and treat your palate to the finest wines in our sand floored restaurant. The colourful aquatic world is also a must while staying at Constance Moofushi. From snorkelling exploration, sunset cruise with a traditional Dhoni to dolphin search and big game fishing Maldivian style, Constance Moofushi and its surrounding is a jewel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
- Moofushi North Ari Atoll